One of the very first things many brides-to-be do after they get engaged is sign into Pinterest. (Guilty!)
More than just a social network of pretty pictures, Pinterest has become the resource for wedding-related research — even for women who aren’t yet affianced.
Though, as many of us know all too well, Pinterest can be a major time suck and even a source of stress when you start feeling overloaded by idea after idea after idea. But it definitely doesn’t need to be. To use the site to its fullest potential — and your advantage — implement these strategies for pinning like a total boss.
1. Keep your wedding board secret.
If you haven’t already, switch your wedding ideas board to “secret” so you can keep it to yourself or just share it with a chosen few while you plan. Keeping your pins under wraps will eliminate unneeded pressure and expectations you may put on yourself (or projected expectations you may feel from others) to only pin amazing, beautiful things. Besides, sometimes you’ll want to pin articles on topics like “how to get away with not inviting people who invited you to their wedding” (for example), about which you’d want to be discreet.
2. Follow, follow, follow.
Rather than simply browsing the full “wedding” section of Pinterest, start following tastemakers you admire, blogs you love, wedding planners in your area and other pinners whose boards you dig. This will allow you to find more curated pins that are tailored to your tastes and wants rather than having to sort through a bunch of random wedding pins that kinda-sorta match what you’re going for.